Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages

8400 N Lee Hwy , Steeles Tavern, VA 24476 USA (Show map)

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Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 50 acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley lies Steeles Tavern Manor B&B and Alpine Hideaway Cottages. Our 1916-built 5 bedroom Virginia manor house is located in a peaceful country setting, midway between Staunton and Lexington, with a spring-fed pond, walking grounds and babbling creek. The Inn's updated decor offers a warm, relaxing environment and has a wine theme highlighted with each guest room named for a wine varietal native to Virginia. Two cottages are tucked in the woods on the Blue Ridge Mountains and one cottage is located on our catch and release fishing pond. All have all the luxuries needed for a romantic vacation with the quiet and solitude offered in an individual cabin. Each of our cottages has a king-sized bed, a private outdoor hot tub, indoor double Jacuzzi tub and shower with rain shower head, living room with gas fireplace, full kitchens, gas grills, decks, and luxurious robes.

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Fantastic

5 on September 12, 2016

Really nice cottage. So relaxing and beautiful. Caught two fish! Breakfast was gourmet delicious


Weekend Getaway from DC

5 on June 17, 2016

It's incredible to think this little hideaway is such a short drive outside of DC, but once you're on the property you feel like you are in an entirely different world. My boyfriend and I stayed at Steeles Tavern for a weekend (Friday - Sunday) and were blown away at the property, the amount of activities to do, and the warm hospitality from Ray and Melissa. The house was impeccable and so inviting. Our room was so spacious and clean. I think they must have newly renovated the bathroom because the double shower heads were so nice! The sheets and robes were so soft and the bed slept like a dream! The food was nothing short of amazing. I have a gluten allergy and Melissa went above and beyond to make me feel included. The gluten-free options she made are nothing short of amazing and my boyfriend even stated that everything "tasted like the real deal". We look forward to coming back very soon!


Anniversary getaway

5 on May 03, 2016

Melissa and Ray are very gracious hosts. We stayed a night in the Chardonnay room and a night in the Ivy cabin. Melissa and Ray offered suggestions for things to do, where to dine, and wineries to enjoy. The breakfast at the B&B was outstanding. We liked the French toast Melissa made so much we asked for the recipe. This was our first B&B experience. The Chardonnay room is on the first floor it has a sitting room and a large walk in shower. the bedding is soft and comfortable.We enjoyed the private hot tub at the cabin and the king four post bed.


Definitely worth a return visit

5 on April 19, 2016

We don't stay at many bed and breakfasts, but this one is definitely worth a return visit. It was perfectly located for our purpose. Their directions were spot on, their hospitality amazing, their breakfast delicious, and the room was gorgeous, as was the whole house.


Weekend couples getaway

5 on April 18, 2016

The Inn was well maintained and Melissa and Ray were great hosts. The rooms were what he had expected. We had stayed in Petit Verdot Suite and it had a nice sitting room along with a spacious bath and gas stove. The Inn is close to hiking, vineries and two great little town of Lexington and Staunton VA. Melissa's breakfast...


Absolutely lovely!

5 on January 06, 2016

All around first class with delightful hosts on a beautiful venue.


A first class B&B

5 on December 23, 2015

Our stay at Steeles Tavern Inn was delightful. Ray and Melissa were very welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the decor was lovely. The homemade cookies awaiting our arrival and the breakfast the next morning were delicious. We especially enjoyed visiting with the other guests and would hoghly recommend a stay at this B&B.


Best Thanksgiving EVER!

4.8 on December 07, 2015

Our stay was amazing! Ray and Melissa (the owners of the Bed and Breakfast) took great care of us. The level of hospitality they showed us made us feel very welcome and at home. As we entered we were greeted by Ray and he gave us a tour of the home, and immediately made us feel like family. We stayed in the "Norton" which In my opinion was the largest and best looking room. We had a king sized bed, fireplace, and a double Jacuzzi tub. Melissa made sure we had our complimentary homemade cookies waiting for us in our room. Every morning we woke up to coffee and an assortment of teas and different cakes, along with a gourmet breakfast. Their attention to detail and willingness to please did not go un-noticed. If you are looking for a place to get away where your only concern is whether you want to make happy hour or take a dip in the Jacuzzi tub, or relax on the beautiful grounds, then you need to book your stay. You will not be disappointed..... #Trulygenuine people#Lovedourexperience#Fivestarsalltheway!


Home base while hiking

5 on November 29, 2015

We stayed with Ray and Melissa for two days while hiking in the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge. The inn is lovely and so were the in keepers. We stayed in the Chardonnay room with its new luxury shower. It was perfect after a long day of hiking. The happy hour they host is a great opportunity to meet the other guests and get tips on things to do as well as sample some local wines and brews. I highly recommend the Rockbridge Reds. Breakfast was amazing and large enough for big appetites. Melissa's care in preparing fresh using quality local ingredients started every day out right. I hope your stay includes her French Toast Soufflé and bacon. Yum!!!


Love this place

5 on November 22, 2015

This is a great Bed and Breakfast! Melissa and Ray have gone the extra mile to ensure that their guests have an enjoyable visit right down to the smallest detail. We arrived at this 100+ year old home that has been so beautifully renovated to find amazing craftsmanship original to the period in which it was built. The decor and furniture are beautiful and inviting. Some older homes can have an old smell (my nose is sensitive) but this home smelled great. My husband and I stayed in the Norton and its bedroom and bathroom are very spacious and it has a beautiful electric fireplace. The sheets, robes, and towels were so soft! There is a Keurig coffee/tea maker upstairs with other complimentary drinks and snacks. We had dinner in Staunton at the Mill Street grill. Breakfast was rosemary potatoes, local bacon, southwest quiche, and baked grapefruit with a really good crusted cinnamon topping. I'm not sure of the type of coffee that she used but it was very good and smooth. Breakfast was great! I can't say enough good things about our stay at the manor and would highly recommend it!


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Rooms & Rates

Cabernet Franc Room

Five large windows on the north side of the house await you in this room with a king poster bed. Relax in your wing back chair with your feet up on your ottoman while reading a book in front of the electric fireplace. Or sit and enjoy views of our grounds and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from late Fall to Spring. The spacious bathroom features a large double Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head. The Cabernet Franc Room and Viognier Room can be combined and locked off to use together with your family or friends in privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Viognier Room

A king-size bed with a gas Franklin Stove awaits you in this second-floor bedroom, located in the northwest corner of the house with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from late Fall to Spring. Enjoy the warmth of the Franklin Stove and a good book while sitting in your wing back chair and feet up on your ottoman. The soft green color walls, pine hardwood floor and grape themed area rug creates a relaxing environment. Later, relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head. The Viognier Room and Cabernet Franc Room can be combined and locked off to use together with your family or friends in privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Norton Room

Named for the Norton grape varietal, this spacious, light-filled room features a king sleigh bed in the southwest corner on the second floor. Sit and relax on your chairs with your feet on the ottoman while enjoying the pastoral views and an electric fireplace. The beautiful dark-stained pine floor and grape-themed area rug complements the Norton name. The spacious bath features a large double Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Petit Verdot Suite

This second-floor queen bed suite includes a Franklin Stove and a separate sitting room, overlooking our pond and rolling pasture (and sunrise if you are an early riser) to the east. The spacious sitting room includes two comfortable wing back chairs and an ottoman to put your feet up and relax. Plus a mini refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas. The bath features a large double Jacuzzi tub / shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Chardonnay Suite

This wine themed room is named for the Chardonnay grape varietal, Virginia?s most grown grape. A queen sleigh bed awaits you in this ground-floor suite with views of the pond and pasture. The oak wood floor is accented with grape theme area rugs in the bedroom and sitting rooms. The cozy sitting room has a corner electric fireplace along with two comfortable chairs and an ottoman with a wooden tray top plus a mini refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas. The private bathroom has a 5 foot by 3 foot glass walk-in shower. It is equipped with dual shower heads, one being a 10-inch rain shower head and a 5-inch wall shower head. Two sinks so each person has their own space!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Ivy Cabin

For a romantic getaway in the Shenandoah Valley, consider our Ivy Cabin. This secluded Virginia cabin sits atop the highest point with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains from the front porch. While staying at the Ivy Cabin, you can cook on the gas BBQ grill and view the golden sunsets from our comfortable deck furniture. The back deck of this cabin has a hot tub and lounge chairs overlooking 100 acres of woods. The only visitors you will get during your stay are cows that may greet you on your drive to the cabin and the squirrels and deer outside your cabin windows. You will be pampered inside with a two-person Jacuzzi bath, king poster bed, bedroom with skylights, gas fireplace, 32? satellite HD TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, and WiFi Internet. During your stay you will have complete bedding, full linen service, custom luxurious robes, and wonderful soaps by Greenwich Bay Soap Company. The fully appointed kitchen is lightly stocked with non-perishable items such as coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, salt/pepper, some spices, paper products, and dish soaps.If you are celebrating your honeymoon or just need a little time away, this cabin near Steeles Tavern, Virginia is an inviting alternative to the typical cabin accommodations as most do not provide the amenities and seclusion as this offers. 50% deposit required upon booking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Sunset Cabin

The Alpine Hideaway Sunset Cabin, one of our Blue Ridge Mountain cabins, is "a romantic escape" situated on the highest point in the Shenandoah Valley with a 180 degree view of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. The secluded back deck of the Sunset Cabin has a hot tub and lounge chairs overlooking 100 unspoiled acres. The front porch has a gas BBQ grill and comfortable seating to view our wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife. The only visitors you will get during your stay are cows that may greet you on your drive to the cabin and the squirrels and deer outside your cabin window. Your romantic Virginia mountain getaway is complete with a comfortable king bed, two-person Jacuzzi bath with a skylight, shower with rain showerhead, gas fireplace, 32" satellite HD TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, and WiFi Internet. During your stay you will have complete bedding, full linen service, custom luxurious robes and soaps by Greenwich Bay Soap Company. The fully appointed kitchen is lightly stocked with non-perishable items such as coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, salt/pepper, some spices, paper products, and dish soap.If you are celebrating a special occasion or just need a little time away, this cabin near Steeles Tavern, VA is an inviting alternative to the typical cabin accommodations as most do not provide the amenities and seclusion as this offers. 50% deposit required upon booking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Pond View Cabin

Our newest Blue Ridge cabin is the Pond View Cabin, providing romantic lodging for the couple whom especially loves the great outdoors. This cabin has a private back deck overlooking our one-acre spring fed pond where wildlife abounds, along with the blue heron who ?fishes? our stocked fishing pond. The covered back deck has a hot tub, outdoor table with 2 chairs, and 2 lounge chairs. Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains will be enjoyed from your backyard sitting area where you can relax or fish for trout, bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Our ?catch and release? fishing in the pond is available for you to enjoy. Only guests staying in the Pond View Cabin have fishing privileges. Our Pond View Cabin is a motorcycle friendly cabin. We have an enclosed garage area for your motorbikes if needed.The Pond View Cabin is our only dog-friendly cabin. We do charge a pet fee of $25 per day per dog (2 dog maximum). Please call to review our pet policy with us if you decide to bring your dog and sign our agreement prior to your stay.Your Virginia accommodations are complete with a four poster king bed, 2 person Jacuzzi bath with skylight, shower with rain shower head, gas fireplace, 32? satellite HD TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, and WiFi Internet. During your stay you will have complete bedding, full linen service, custom luxurious robes and wonderful soaps by Greenwich Bay Soap Company. The fully appointed kitchen is lightly stocked with non-perishable items such as coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, salt/pepper, some spices, paper products, and dish soap. The Pond View cabin is very private and cozy for a romantic getaway. This cabin is an inviting alternative to the typical cabin accommodations as most do not provide the amenities and peaceful settings as this offers. 50% deposit required upon booking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

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Location

Location Type

Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country

Airport

Roanoke, VA (ROA) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 205 off of Interstate 81;Head east on Rt 606 for 2 miles to Rt 11.Turn right, then quick left into Steeles Tavern Manor.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Drive-in Movie Theater during Summer, Breweries, Blue Ridge Parkway access, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Videos , Cottages have full kitchens, Inn Rooms have either mini fridges in rooms or centralized Fridge w/water & beverages & Centralized Keurig Coffee Maker, Daily Social Hour

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited One child in room or cottage with adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs only and only permitted in the Pond View Cottage.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights in cottage
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For Cottage only, 50% of lodging charged as deposit. No deposit for rooms unless during event or holiday.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit will be returned if you cancel a reservation with 14 or more days’ notice. If you shorten, change or cancel a reservation within the 14 day period, you will be charged for the full amount of your original stay unless the room/cottage is rebooked for the period involved. A $30 processing fee will be charged for any cancelled reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melissa and Ray Alexander

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Wine tasting and wines

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Meals

Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Screened-in Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan


Signature Dish

French Toast Souffle
Light and buttery french toast casserole with just the right maple sweetness. Normally served with local bacon.


Recipes